Monday, April 22, 2013

Kenyans, Serbs winners of Belgrade Marathon

BELGRADE - Kenyan athlete Edwin Kiplagat Kitum is the winner of 26th edition of the Belgrade Marathon, held in Belgrade Sunday. He ran the marathon's track length of 42,195 meters in the time of 2:19:33. Kiplagat Kitum was followed by two of his countrymen, Eliud Kirui Kibet, second in 2:24:40, and Boyash Mayaka, who finished third in 2:30:42. 

 When it comes to the half-marathon race, the winner of the 21.1 km race was Serbian athlete Darko Zivanovic, in the time of 1:08:35. Mirko Petrovic was second in 1:12:07, and Srdjan Samardzic finished third in 1:12:40. Olivera Jevtic, Serbia's best long-distance runner, won the women's marathon in 2:36:09. ----------- 

Lewis: Belgrade sends positive message to world 
 The best athlete of all time, American Carl Lewis, said Sunday that Belgrade's positive energy at the 26th Belgrade Marathon is the most beautiful message to send to the world. That which distinguishes this race is the wonderful positive spirit that spreads through the city, said Lewis. I am delighted to see so many citizens coming to cheer the runners on, he added.

 Lewis commented on the unfortunate event in Boston last week, when three people were killed in a bombing during a marathon race. Belgrade gave its support to the Boston Marathon and all marathon fans across the world, he said. Lewis gave the signal to start the race, together with Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, Serbia, Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Vincent Degert and Chairman of the Belgrade City Assembly Aleksandar Antic. Photo Tanjug, D.Stankovic

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